Joanna (董姿彦) is a Singaporean Jazz singer and Musical Theatre actress. She has performed for various local festivals including the Mosaic Music Festival, Da:ns Festival, Baybeats, and Flipside. She also performed at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo with Brazilian all-stars band Bossa Negra (Sergio Brandao, Renato Fonseca, Erivelton Silva, Filo Machado, Valtinho Anastacio).
Strongly bilingual, Joanna has a passion for sharing the love for Jazz with mandarin-speaking audiences. In 2008, she released her debut Jazz EP Lullaby Nomad comprising original lyrics written in English and Mandarin. This was launched with a sold-out concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio. She also collaborated with Bossa Negra to release a Single of her Mandarin translation of popular bossa nova standard “Summer Samba”.
Joanna is constantly pushing boundaries in her music. Her cross-genre collaborations include working with DJ Koflow (DJ, Singapore), Robosonic (DJ Duo, Berlin), Gamelan Asmaradana (Gamelan Ensemble, Singapore), SonicBrat (Sound Artist, Singapore). She is part of Peace Kopitiam Jazz Band, which performs contemporary Jazz arrangements of Mandarin and Hokkien classics, and also puts up an annual tongue-in-cheek Christmas show Naughty ‘Noor’ Nice with Japanese pianist Aya Sekine, and local percussion maestro Mohammed Noor.
As a stage actress, Joanna was awarded Best Supporting Actress in 2008 ST Life! Theatre Awards for her role in local mandarin musical hit If There’re Seasons… Other theatre credits are: The Soldier and His Virtuous Wife, Do Not Disturb – Late Checkout Please (Real Actors), Liao Zhai Rocks! , 881 The Musical, Lao Jiu: The Musical and The Silly Little Girl and the Funny Old Tree: The Impending Storm.
She made her film debut in 2011 playing a quirky lovestruck stalker in local movie Forever. For her outstanding performance in the film, she was one of ten recipients of the Star Hunter Award at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival held the same year.
Joanna graduated with an Honours degree in Sociology from the National University of Singapore.
4 hours ago
An out-take from Episode 18 of Songs We Love 《那一段我们听歌的日子》with hosts Joanna and Dennis as well as guest artistes 巫奇 Allan Moo, 曾詠恒 Jason Chung, 吉娜 Gina Tan!
You can catch the full episode here: www.mewatch.sg/series/songs-we-love/ep18/965502
Joanna will also be hosting the last 2 episodes of the series next weekend, 11 & 12 July, 3.30pm on Channel 8!
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2 days ago
Joanna is back co-hosting with Dennis Zhou Chong Qing this weekend, Sat & Sun 3.30pm for Songs We Love 《那一段我们听歌的日子》on Channel 8!
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Better with hosting than singing. 😅
The deliberate acting cute in singing is cringe worthy😅😅
3 days ago
Some bedroom music in this sexy collab with SMSband 💋💋💋
Laying it back for 姐姐 Time.
Arrangement by @jordanwei7777
Video and Audio mixed by @nicholasleehc
Vocal mix by Fengheng Lee
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Someone get this onto Spotify! 👍🏼
i recognise that chair in your living room!